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Howard Pomeranz

Howard H. Pomeranz, DDS, 77, of East Orange died Jan. 27, 2013. He was born in Newark, grew up in Maplewood, and lived in East Orange for almost 50 years.

Dr. Pomeranz was Professor of Endodontics (root canal therapy), New Jersey Dental School, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, from 1969 until his death, and also served as director of Postgraduate Endodontics from 2001 to 2003. In addition, he was Clinical Professor and Co-Director of Postgraduate Endodontics at Columbia University from 1995 to 1998. He was in private practice from 1963 to 1994, most of that time in Millburn with Dr. Gerald Fishelberg.

A graduate of Columbia High School, Hamilton College, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, he was selected for membership in the Matthew H. Cryer Society, the highest scholastic honor awarded to the top 10 students each year at Penn’s dental school. In addition, he received the Mosby Book Award for academic scholarship. In 1976 he became a board-certified Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics.

He served in the U.S. Army (1957-58) and remained in the Army Reserves for six years.

He was the author of a number of articles in professional journals, and lectured widely in the United States and abroad.

He is survived by two sisters, Avis Kniffin of Princeton Junction and Ellen Sax of Brookline, Mass.; two nieces, Abigail Kniffin of New York City and Jennifer Jones of North Brunswick; a grandniece; and a grandnephew.

A memorial service was held March 1 at the NJ Dental School with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to Foundation for Healthcare Advancement, Howard Pomeranz Memorial Scholarship, 120 Albany St., Tower II, Suite 850, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, attn: Jenny Kershner.

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